Sam Norris [samn]

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BIOGRAPHY
*****Please note - Sam Norris passed away in April of 2010. Email sent to his user account will be routed to his daughter Robyn*****

Art has been a diversion, companion and frustration to me for many years.

I started drawing for relaxation in the early 1970's, and moved from there gradually towards a Bachelors in Graphic Design with a minor in Fine Art.

Somewhere along the way I started using photography as a reference tool for the traditional paintings I was doing. That led the way to pursuing the photographic arts instead of the more traditional media. Then when computers emerged with the capability of manipulating digital images, I found my calling.

I believe that current endeavors in the photographic arts, and computer generated art are the melding of it and more traditional media, and that they are becoming one.

My biggest condemnation from instructors, mentors and other artists is that I am largely unfocused. But when I like something as an image, it makes no difference to me if it is saturated to the max, soft focused and gentle, an abstract from a good landscape or a street scene with emotion attached to it. So be it.

My photographic art is usually straight forward relying on montage mainly, but often is more involved. I work mostly in Photoshop, but also in software called Canvas and occasionally Corel Painter.

On the other hand, traditional photography is just as stimulating. A good black and white is a marvel to behold.

GALLERIES

Disingenuous Photography 3

Florals

Animals - Miscellaneous

Architectural

Landscape

Abstract

Single Photos

Animals - Birds

Animals - Horses

Animals - Canine

Landscape - Waterscape

Landscape - Desert

Central California Coast

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Landscape - Waterscape 2

The Boat Yard

People and Street

People and Street 2

Glass Related Images

Central California Coast 2

Disingenuous Photography 1

Disingenuous Photography 2

Disingenuous Photography 4

PHOTOS

Sacramento Valley CA foothills on the coast range side (west).

Impossible Seattle

Into Music?

Miraha

Day Lilly

Bachelor Button

Narcissus

Doorway To???

Old Mexican Pottery

I don't know what happened to my face, but I'm still nice

Buffon/Blue & Gold Hybrid Macaw

Baby Sun Conure (Parrot)

Llama in P.O.ed Mode

Llamas at dawn

Green With Envy

Hi Sierra Barn, from 3 images.

Bird House, House

Blue & Gold Macaw, 4 1/2 months

Abstract

abalone

Welcome, said the spider to the fly

Bogenvilliea

day lillys in brass vase

feathers

lanterns

stairway

abstract

48 Merc, again

Haaa - missed me!

Calla Lilly

Emerald Bay

Mother With Basket, Pyramid Lake, NV

Mt. Shasta & Cindercone

Valley Oak #5

Bald Eagle

Blue Tic Hound

Shadows

Patio area, Stanford Medical Hospital

Palamino Baby

barn in rain shower

duck pond

Fannette Island Manipulation

still life

Bunny, Piggie and Puppy have a 4 wheel drive race to impress Ms Eggy

daliah 1

A sheep called goat. Barbados Sheep Ram

fish abstract

Dracula

old steel wheeled tractor in fog

Emu

"Mutski" at 5 months

In Spite of it All

Sunset and Swans

Abstract, tractor detail

Fall cottonwoods and snow geese

Turkey Vulture.

Snow Geese at Sunset

From Union Square, San Francisco

Trumpeter Swans at Rest

Mountain Stream in Clouds

The Shrine of Guadalupe

Iguana, Sunning Himself

"Mutski" at 10 months

Valley Oaks #6

Pubelo, Mexico

Dark Waterscape

Ohhhh Shit

Barn

Honcut Creek, #3, Northern CA.

High Sierra, Angus Ranch

Red Winged Blackbird

Childs Room Image

Barnicals

La Push, WA

call of the wild

old door

Golden Eye in Fall Creek

Rose in the Rain

Miraha 2

Saw Grass

Still Life

Come on in, the waters fine!

Daliahs

Doe & fawn at La Push, WA

Poor Rice Farmer

Abalone Shell

Raccoon

Flower in Bowl of Water

Marysville Buttes, CA

Buried Yucca

Joshua Tree National Park

Wild Mustang, White Sands Missle Range, NM

Saguaro Cactus at dawn, Arizona

Desert Sunrise

Manzanita Spring, Frijole Ranch, Guadalupe Mountains, TX

Terlingua, TX Ghost Town

Terlingua Creek, Texas

Seattle

Abstract

Cows x 3 Trees x 3

Guadalupe Peak, highest mountain in Texas.

Late Fall Vineyards

The One And Only - Suzi

Koi and Ice

Koi Triptic

If Only

Still Life Mantle

Happyness Is Escape

No Way Out

Calla in Gold

Spacial

Shire

Color Giver

Geranium Fairy

Full Speed Ahead

Paper Whites

Acid Jazz, just for fun

Big Sur & Suzi

Big Sur

Big Sur

Yucca at Guadalupe N/P in snow storm

Elephant Seal females sparring

Who you calling ugly? Juvenile male elephant seals

Hurst Castle

Dancing Bananas

Listen To Me, Lord

Still Life

Surreal Dragon

A Much Younger Me

Pen

WW II Cargo Ships

The Race

Bridge

Salton Sea with dead talpia

Homeward Bound

Stampede 2

Stampede 1

Bam Bam, Donkey

Military Macaw

Moss Landing with seagulls

Liver & White Springer - Polo

Dream

Dream

Mexican Era Dancer

48 Merc, Model

Big Sur with big surf

Early Morning Horses

House, Olympic National Forest

Self Portrait

Elkhorn Slough Clouds

Terlingua

In the Fog

Moss Landing

Big Sur at Sunset

Zzzz -

Moss Landing in Sepia

Big Bear

Monterey Bay

Culvert

Rock & Roll

Crypts and Catholic Church

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Moss Landing

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk from the Wharf

Pipes Abstract

Crypts and Clouds

Coyote

Calla Leaves

Sad Cat at Home

Still Fighting

Grapes, Mustard and Strawberrys

Digital Image

Space Side Rest Area

Old Ranch House

Wild Ringneck Dove

Torrent

Backlit

Missing the point

Abstract

Boredom of the Streets

Liz

Big Sur, Ewoldsen Creek

Industrial, Boat Yard

The "Lucky One"

Sacramento River Wildflowers

Hakone

Hakone

Hakone

The Chessmen

Yin Yang for the 21st Century

The Rule of Threes

Materialization

Fountain

Swan Triptic

Outta Here

Closed

Lights Abstract #2

Boat Yard

The Boatyard

Elkhorn Slough in the fog

Elkhorn Slough Low Tide

Amy

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The Gardian

Dragon Kite

Abstract Lights 2

Red Blue Green - Earth Wind Fire

Gentle Drink

Sam, noble in his last days

Noyo Harbor, Ft. Bragg, CA

Early Morning, Tri X 400

Simple

Bridges

Sidewalk Display

Affordable Pacific Coast Property, can be had for the low price of $350K.

Davenport, CA Catholic Church

Water - Sandstone

Pescadero Floral

Harvest Time

Barn in the fog

Waterscape

Pine Cones

Sun Flowers

Landscape with barn

Abstract Sandstone

Koi at Hakone Gardens

Out Of The Past

Dragon @ Hakone

Trumpters

Coastal Landscape

Butterfly

Windswept Wave

Wild Alysum

Light through the windshield

The Wharf Sunrise

Toy Image

Steam Engine

Barn Reflections

Farm

Silos

Katie the Klown

Deb

Robyn and Josh

Sea Wolf in retirement

Moss Landing

Katie

Moss Landing

Katie 3

Katie #4

Idea!

Katie #6

Still Life

Day Lilly

Candy

Framed

Fond Memories of Old Lovers

Let's talk business, Son

Colored Pencils

Beachscape

Swan Still Life

5 Seconds

Vase Still Life

Through The Ages

Paper

Davenport 4-11-09

Wedding

Railroad

Abalone, inverted

Duck

At Pt. Lobos State Park, California

Bulb Abstract

Blue

Independence Day Parade

Umbrella Man

Break Dancer

Break Dancer

White Rose Behind Glass

Princess 2

Princess 3

Accordion Man

Glass Duck

Princess 1

Abalone Shell Detail

Early Morning Fog

Santa Cruz Harbor

Half Moon Bay

Olympic Sunset

Caught

Logo's

Wurlitzer with merry-go-round reflected in glass.

Fresnel Lens

Fresnel Lens #2

Abstract at Monterey

La Push Harbor

At Weed CA

Beer Break

Miss Piggy in the flowers

Pelicans at Monterey

Pelicans

bracelets

Harbor and Northern Fur Seals and Cormorant

Pt. Reyes, CA

Sandstone

Old Barn Wood

Glass Abstract

La Push WA

Early Morning at Big Sur

La Push WA Sunset with Coast Guard Cutters coming out of the fog

Begonia

Glass Bird

Fence

Fall Waterscape

Surf City Woodie

Too Cool

Sky Trails

Moving Foward

Sea Lion

Communication

Special Time

Surfer

Rays in the fog

Davenport

Pottery Abstract

Refinery

Monolith

Big Sur

Big Sur

Bedroom

reflection

NASA Shuttle Transfer Aircraft

Dragon #4

Rose in the rain

Wandering Jew

Work Shoes

The Swan

Light Bulb

Big Sur, Point Lobos CA

ka-boom

WOW!

water

Texas

King's Creek

Wedding

Refraction

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